Every once in a while we have the pleasure of reviewing products and sharing our thoughts with you on our blog. Up until now, all of our reviews have been based on gluten free foods. Recently, we were contacted by Elena Saxton at Luminance Skincare and asked if we would review their skincare products. We happily accepted the opportunity!
So here’s a little history about this small company. Luminance Skincare is located in Benicia, California, a little bay town just east of San Francisco. The companies founder, Kim Emanual, was working as an electrical engineer in Silicon Valley when his wife became allergic to everything containing synthetic fragrance. She couldn’t use soaps, hair sprays, perfumes, laundry detergents and the like without getting sick. When they looked for products without synthetic fragrances they found that even “unscented” products use a synthetic masking scent to disguise the unpleasant odor of the synthetic ingredients. After researching all of this, Kim decided to try making some of these products himself in their home. Now, ten years later, his company is booming with successful products!
…the product line includes deeply moisturizing handmade soaps and skin care products that are both organic and raw. Without anything synthetic. Toxic. Or harmful in any way. Every product is formulated and handmade by Kim with an extremely high level of precision, sophistication, care and craftsmanship.
When you visit their website, you’ll find a very simple and easy to navigate venue featuring all of their products. Click on a product and you’ll find information about each including the all natural ingredients used to make them! Very transparent! In fact, Kim’s phone number and email address is plastered all over the site so you can contact them with any questions or concerns you may have! I speak from experience… they are very kind and are willing to take the time to discuss anything about their products.
A few days after speaking with Elena about our review, we received a huge box of products to try! It was a very generous offering and we were very excited to get started! Soaps, lotions, lip balm… the works! All of it gluten free!! This was a big concern for us because it’s hard to find products that are safe for Giulia. She was so excited to find that she could use everything sent to us!
We’ve been using the products over the last month and have been very happy with the results! In general the lotions absorb very nicely, leaving a your skin feeling soft. The lotions have a bit of an “organic” smell when your applying it but it quickly dissipates as it absorbs. The soaps are incredibly fragrant and lather up really nice. Everything seems to work on your skin as described on their website. Some of our favorites are the Tangerine and Meyer lemon lip balm, the Fresh Tangerine soap, the Delicate Cleanser and Rosewater Toner, and the Men’s Aftershave cream. All in all, Luminance Skincare has a lot really great products and we would recommend it to anyone who’s looking to find a “clean” skincare product line.
You can purchase all of Luminance Skincare’s products directly from their website, and shipping is free for orders over $50.00. Plus, Kim and Elena are graciously offering a 20% DISCOUNT to all of our followers when you place an order! Just reference GFDIGEST in the discount code box at the end of your order. Oh, and one more thing…
LUMINANCE SKINCARE GIVEAWAY
First Place: Win $150 Worth Of Organic Skincare Products!
Second Place: Win $100 Worth Of Organic Skincare Products!
Third Place: Win $50 Worth Of Organic Skincare Products!
You can enter to win one of these three prizes at Luminance Skincare. Hurry! Time’s running out… offer ends on Tuesday, August 5th 2014!